Children’s Author Pens It Is Going To Rain

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New picture book tells the positive and negative effects of rain to young readers.

Xlibris, a print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of It Is Going To Rain, a picture book for children. Crafted from the beautiful collaboration of author Melissa Irene Eights and illustrator Valerie Eights- Rowe, this book follows an old couple and their encounter with rain.

It was a cloudy day. The skies were overcast and the weatherman from the radio forecasted a lot of rain. Even though Grandpa had a lot of work to do, like allowing his pimento seeds to dry and picking his prized tomatoes, he put his chores aside and welcomed the rain to come. Likewise, Grandma welcomed the rain and the smell of it. She was confident knowing that new sheets of galvanized aluminum were recently placed on their roof. However, the rain continued for almost a month, ravaging most of the plantations, leaving a lot of damage behind—including Grandpa and Grandma’s house. What are they to do?

Recommended for young and curious tykes who are learning how to read, It Is Going To Rain also serves as the perfect bonding tool for parents to their children. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Melissa Irene Eights, educator, entrepreneur, and toy creator was born in Aruba and attended St. Thomas University in Miami Florida. Eights enjoys writing and making educational products. Among the many books she has authored, It Is Going To Rain is special because she created a skill based toy at to accompany the book.

About the Illustrator
Valerie Eights- Rowe is the illustrator of It Is Going To Rain. She started illustrating children’s literature since 2007. She has been an avid art lover since she was a child. She was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. She lived for many years in Aruba and has made St. Marten her home for the past twenty-four years. She has two adult children and like her, they are in the field of education too. She has been an educator for thirty-eight years and is currently a student at Long Ridge Writers Institute in the USA.

It Is Going To Rain * by Melissa Irene Eights
Publication Date: June 18, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4500-9718-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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